The other day I was skimming over blog posts at headphonia and Mikes review of the Sennheiser PX210BT caught my attention. He said not only did the new generation PX surpass its predecessors but he put it up against the M50s and HD 25II and he liked the new PX based on sound qualities alone!
but these are bluetooth? After looking for info here on head fi I didn't find very much. a couple of threads. So I had to see for myself. Ordered.
The phone comes with a nice zipper case, usb charging cord, usb wall adapter, multiple country wall adapters for usb wall adapter nice!
Charging is straight forward (you can use while charging). The battery is supposed to last for 10 hours. Pairing up with iphone was easy pleasey.
Simply press center play/pause button on control pad of PX for 5 secs. Blue crosshair will then alternate Blue-orange. Open Settings>General>Bluetooth>Sennheiser PX and it should sync up in about 10 secs. thats it! Now you have control over the usual volume skip ahead and back and play/pause.
Now the sound from these will surely impress most right off the bat. These have a weighty bass side with full rich forward mids and well extended laid back treble a la sennheiser. Good stage, depth, seperation, and nicely layered. A very big sound from such a dainty can. Very impressive.
As great as these sound it's the wirelessness that makes these special. Bluetooth is mature enough to work. Sennheiser has created the perfect ambassador to the wireless world in the PX series.As the PX100 for me was my entry into better sound The PX 210 is my entry into the 21st centry. Kinda like when I got my first iphone. This is the future now. These were announced Oct 2010 by the way. How come I never heard anything about these?.
there's some good news and bad news about these. The good is that they have a built in amp. the bad is that the 15 step volume needs another 15 steps more! My casual cruising volume with these is about 8. Cranking it cruising at about 14. but no more headroom. So may not get loud enough for some.
Out in the field these performed perfectly with me being able to control iphone from right driver and never having to reach in my pocket for iphone. I now don't have to worry about snagging, catching, pulling at whatever with a wire. I think golfing and music is now a possiblility
These have already changed my opinion of wireless gear and the realization of the freedom I now have while listening to my music is a newfound joy. If you are looking for a good portable and you have a bluetooth capable source then do yourself a favor and get rid of the wire. Listen like we should without a leash. These new PXs showcase the coming revolution. you really have to experience it to understand it completely. For 150 and less I can't think of a better recommendation.
But for a more detailed explanation and comparison read the original thread
Edited by musubi1000 - 5/25/12 at 10:46pm